200-hr Foundational Yoga Training & Teacher Certification

Kauai is a magical, mystical backdrop for our transformational 16-day, 200-hr Yoga Training and Teacher Certification course. If you have been a Yoga student for under four years and haven’t taken any official Yoga training or certification course, this is where you want to start. It lays a solid foundation for a future in practicing with grace, respect, and presence. It offers all you need to share the fundamental teachings of Yoga with confidence, ease, and a voice of your own.

Yoga is thousands of years old, with a tremendous body of sacred texts, interpreted by many enlightened teachers, and studied extensively for its timeless healing benefits in college campuses in our modern world. Our signature In-Depth Yoga Study Course materials and Certification curriculum anchors you in the ancient techniques, where you experience them deeply and personally. It is from this level of understanding that you will be inspired to integrate its resonating qualities into your special and unique life story.

Any body can take this course. Literally. From ages 17 – 89, any cultural background or religious upbringing, those recovering from injury or disease, even those living with a chronic condition. Everyone can receive tremendous gifts from Yoga. With Cloud Nine Yoga School, you do not have to be afraid because we are not focusing on burning calories or teaching advanced methods. Our trainers are more like attentive guides, focusing on the meditative and therapeutic aspects of a system that dates back thousands of years. We teach you the basics – things that bring comfort and help unwind the body, mind, and spirit with joy. We create a supportive environment for reflection and self-love.

You will leave our Kaua’i Immersion with a FULL TOOLBOX to live and awaken from – and, of course, simply floating on Cloud Nine.

Erika Faith is in her 21st year training yogis to be magnificent leaders. She has much experience; born out of a passion for bringing Yoga down to Earth while still keeping the traditions intact. As our founder and head instructor, she has clocked in over 40,000 teaching hours in her 25+ years devoted to the yogic path.

We are a Yoga Alliance Registered School with over 20 years experience in training teachers. There are few Yoga Schools or studios that have withstood the test of time like Cloud Nine Yoga.

We call this 200-hr Immersion Training in Kauai an “edu-vacation” because you learn and integrate the teachings both on and off your mat.

It is really ALL ABOUT YOGA. Living it. Breathing it. BEing it. We set building blocks for you to ground your own practice. Our team supports you with love, respect, and encouragement. We give you roots so you can spread your wings. As our days together go by, you are groomed to become the informed student, sensitive teacher, and refined yogi that you can feel proud to be.

Cloud Nine Yoga School’s 200-hr Yoga Teacher Course curriculum has a uniquely eclectic style that is both playful and deep, flowing and meditative. We fully embrace all levels, bodies, and ages of yoga practitioners. During this incredible adventure in Kaua’i, you will enjoy daily morning yoga practice, workshop style curriculum, peer teaching opportunities, and tropical classroom outings.

Beyond getting certified to teach yoga, this training begins the moment you connect with us. We support our trainees from the first call to years after graduation. Nurturing our graduates and our community is important to us and we take time to bond with each group and develop lasting rapport for years to come.

Let your yoga practice become infused with ALOHA.

Blessed by azure blue waters, majestic mountain ranges haloed in mist, miles of sandy beaches, and powerful hikes to waterfalls… Kaua’i truly has it all.

If you are coming from anywhere outside Kauai, you will want to plan to stay with us at our private home. Please book with us as soon as you are ready to reserve your spot, as space is limited. Call Erika at 310-989-0878 or email her at: yogaoncloud9@gmail.com to begin your registration process.

Kama’aina? Call Erika at 310-989-0878 for your special ‘locals only’ commuter rates for our training programs!

Come to rest, have fun, study Yoga, meet amazing people, and enjoy this island paradise.


We have Open Registration for our scheduled trainings throughout the year until a training is full. We have been selling out months in advance, so applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our trainings are limited to 8 participants. Students may secure a stay onsite in our private home during the training, based on availability. There are discounts offered for kama’aina (Hawaii residents). We also offer 10% off when you pay in full at the time of your registration.

As an alternative, we can provide a personal one-on-one or semi-private Training for you, based on your availability. Please inquire with Erika via call or text: 310-989-0878

NEXT 200-hr: OCTOBER 14 – 30, 2020



  • If arriving from outside Kaua’i, we will meet you at Lihu’e Airport before 2:00 pm the first scheduled day. We are happy to pick you up and take you to our retreat location. Settle in with refreshments and unpack for your time in training. Be ready to have a beautiful welcome dinner and brief orientation on this first night.
  • Yoga Training OMmersions are full days of curriculum, learning, and experiencing Yoga, from approximately 7:00 am – 7:00 pm each day.
  • We end our program with a Dinner Celebration at 6:00 pm on the last full day of the training. Guests must be ready to leave our site by 10:00 am on Departure Day.
  • We arrange for your airport transfer if your airplane leaves by 8:00 pm. If you have a later flight, please arrange with us in advance so we may assist.


  • 7:00 am: Coffee, Tea, and Smoothie or Toast/Oatmeal
  • 8:00 am – 11:45 am Mornings: Practice, Reflection, Breakfast, Lectures
  • 12:00 pm: Blissful Brunch
  • 12:30 – 5:45 pm Afternoons: Core Curriculum, Anatomy & Asana Lessons, Outdoor Adventuring
  • 6:00: Divine Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Evenings: Dinner, Peer Teaching, Sangha, Seva, Studying, and Resting

Call or Email Erika to request a detailed day-to-day schedule of our Immersion: 310-989-0878 or yogaoncloud9@gmail.com


Map of The Garden Island, your home for 16 days.

What’s Included?

  • Yoga Teacher Education, Certificate, 300+ page Training Manual
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off on arrival/departure days
  • Healthy meals (brunch and dinner), with the exception of transition days (arrival/departure) and excursion days, which you will be responsible for your own food

Please ask about options for accommodations in our home or offsite.

Kauai Yoginis

Prepare to be truly enchanted by this exotic location and the people who embody the blessing of island life.

Group excursions:

  • Hindu Monastery
  • Beaches
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Hiking


  1. Download one of the following forms: OMmersion-200KauaiApplication2020 (200-hr Training – First Level Certification) & KAUAI-InfoSheetHawaii (for General Information).
  2. Review and fill out the form entirely. You may complete the form online in the .pdf version or scan/photograph the finished pages and submit them via email to: yogaoncloud9@gmail.com
  3. Text or call Erika to begin making payments: 310-989-0878
  4. Once your first payment is made, we will send you a full schedule and logistics letter to review. All payments must be completed in full 30 days prior to the start date of the course.
  5. WE HAVE A STRICT REFUND POLICY: Retreat & Training cancellations have a 50% cancellation fee up until 1 month prior to the start date. Any cancellations after are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled to a future date, if available, one time only.

What’s Not Included:

  • Round-trip Airfare to Lihue Airport.
  • Required Course Materials (books must be ordered/purchased upon registration)
  • Excursion day meals, personal shopping, massage or bodywork, etc.


For your convenience, you may stay onsite with us, based on availability. Many other offsite accommodations exist, but you will need your own ground transportation. We encourage kama’aina (local Kauai residents) to take our trainings with discounts and incentives — just ask!

Call Erika 310-989-0878 to get started.

Your main facilitator is Erika Faith Calig E-RYT 500, (aka: The Yogi Fairy Godmother) the Founder and Curator of Cloud Nine Yoga School curriculum. She will inspire, guide, and support you in an exploration into all of the beauty of Yoga’s many diverse practices.